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You maybe heard about the black law professor who published an op-ed in the New York Times expressing the anguish he claims to feel when teaching his kids, as he feels he should, that white people can’t be trusted, and blacks can’t be friends with them. [Can My Children Be Friends With White People?, by... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in 2015.
The Extraordinary Case of Macklin Fleming and Affirmative Action
I recently got to meet social psychologist Lee Jussim [Email him] of Rutgers University. Back in 2001 I had reviewed a book Dr. Jussim had written in collaboration with two other scholars, book title Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences. My review was titled “Stereotypes Aren’t So Bad,” which is more or less the message... Read More
Several listeners to last week’s podcast took exception to my casual dismissing of the idea of racial separation—see “Taking A Knee”—Is Racial Separation The Answer? I had said that separation is no more feasible now than it was in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln urged it on the freedmen leaders he’d invited to the White House.... Read More
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Genuflecting is in the news—football players, mainly black ones, “taking a knee” during pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The most recent example, from this Sunday: teams kneeling before the anthem, and being booed anyway–NFL fans booed players for kneeling before national anthem and standing for it | NFL players tried to show support for... Read More
Good news for David Brooks [Email him] and other guilty white cuckservatives/ liberals everywhere yearning for a nonthreatening black person to gush over: Ta-Nehisi Coates [Tweet him] has a new long article out in The Atlantic this week. [The First White President |The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,October... Read More
I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue that the campaign against Professor Amy Wax at U. Penn. (detailed here and here) may end up as a net plus for race realism. Here’s my argument. The original Wax-Alexander op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer [Paying the price for breakdown of the country’s bourgeois... Read More
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John Derbyshire writes: I gave a half-hour PowerPoint presentation under this title to the AmRen Conference on July 29th 2017. Video of the event will be posted at the AmRen website some time soon. As a pre-Information Age relic, my default format is the essay. For events like this, I first write out an essay,... Read More
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Several people sent me Mark Steyn’s YouTube video—he has a video channel he calls SteynPosts—from last Wednesday. It’s a 23-minute clip, right there on YouTube, and well worth your takes recently-elected French president Emmanuel Macron and his new political party as the starting point for his commentary. He refers to Macron as “this cipher, this... Read More
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The Oval Office tape of Richard Nixon and Pat Moynihan posted on YouTube and recently noted by Steve Sailer has both men saying that they know the truth about IQ and race–but can never admit it. And look what happened as a result. VDARE.com’s position: the truth shall set us free. Moynihan had sent Nixon... Read More
On Radio Derb recently I have been promoting a theme of “academic nationalism.” Higher education, I have argued, is a precious resource; and our own citizens should have first call on it. As I observed in the February 17th podcast: I enlarged on this theme March 17th, commenting on an article in The Economist’s bimonthly... Read More
The New York Times recently grumbled that, headline: Trump’s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’s. [By Jasmine C. Lee, January 13, 2017] Well, duh. Trump is the first President since Reagan who does not either subscribe whole-heartedly to the Diversity ideology or, like the Bushes, from a... Read More
A black mob attacks Reginald Denny during the Rodney King riots. Credit: VDare.com.
This is one of those weeks where the inside pages of the newspapers (for those of you who remember newspapers) grab one’s attention better than the big headlines. The story that the comment threads are talking about: the four young blacks in Chicago who kidnapped and tortured a retarded young white guy. The blacks are... Read More
The long (16,600 words) goodbye. For a black view of Obama as he departs the presidential stage, you might be moved to try the article by Ta-Nehisi Coatesin the current (Jan./Feb. 2017) issue of The Atlantic. [My President Was Black] If you are so moved, best set aside an hour for the reading: Coates’ piece... Read More
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The current (November 19th-25th) issue of The Economist has a striking long article about Chinese — more precisely, ChiCom — nationalism. Bottom line: it’s racial. I’ve made this point myself, e.g. in my 2001 China Diary: (You can argue that it’s really ethnic, not racial. After 4,000 years of absorbing border tribes and enduring long... Read More
VDARE.com is an immigration-patriot i.e. restrictionist website. We’re also race realist: We accept that in a multiracial society, different races will inevitably, in the generality, precipitate out at different levels, in defiance of any social-engineering intervention not absolutely totalitarian. Given all that, what do we think about black immigration? I raise the subject because there... Read More
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Another month, another race riot, another Black Lives Matter Narrative Collapse, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Do BLM activists and their sugar daddiesnot know how this movie will end? Let me help them: AMERICANS WILL OPT FORLAW AND ORDER. Shortly before 4pm on Tuesday, September 20th, Officer Brentley Vinson of the Charlotte police force... Read More
The Cedar Rapids Sweet Corn Festival: When you see these reports, ask \"What COLOR boy?\"
This week we saw some more fruits of Midwestern Nice. By a pleasant concinnity, the scene was Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, right up against Wisconsin’s 1st, where Paul Ryan, the Dark Lord of Midwestern Nice, crushed his enemies in last week’s primary. Those two Congressional Districts are considerably different. District 1, Paul Ryan’s, is 91... Read More
The absence of diversity in Taiwan is noticeable.
Two weeks in Yellowtopia. The first thing you notice, strolling around in a Chinese city — in this case Taipei, the capital of Taiwan — for the first time in many years, is the appalling absence of racial diversity. Everybody in Taipei is Chinese. Well, of course, not quite everybody. You come across a round-eye... Read More
Dallas sniper victims Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarippa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Lorne Ahrens--R. I. P
As everyone surely knows, on Thursday evening citizens of Dallas, Texas were holding a demonstration in that city’s downtown, good-naturedly chanting “Pigs in a blanket!” and “F— the police!” while the city’s police department was out in force to keep order. Suddenly there was shooting from a high building nearby, targeted at the cops. By... Read More
Berry Library at Dartmouth: not a \"safe space\" for white students, assaulted by \"Black Lives Matter\" demonstrators in November. Credit: VDare.com.
Living as a white guy in America after having grown up elsewhere, I must say, I don’t see much ill-will towards blacks among my fellow whites. There are traces of it, I know; I read the comment threads. The vast majority of white Americans, however, wish no harm to blacks, nor any restriction of their... Read More
The national appetite for stories—books and movies—about white people being beastly to black peopleis apparently insatiable. A blockbuster of this genre, which I’ve referred to as “Abolitionist Porn”, was the novel and TV movie Roots, back in the 1970s. The book, written by professional black guy Alex Haley, was published in 1976; the TV show... Read More
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Things ain’t so bad, Gregg Easterbrook tells his fellow Progressives via the New York Times. His inference: so our southern border can be left wide open—the way Progressives like it. Bunk. Easterbrook [Email him] claims: The upsides: unemployment‘s low, the military is strong, the middle class is doing OK. Easterbrook even says that our manufacturing... Read More
A photograph buzzing around the internet this week shows sixteen black andmulatto female West Point cadets, in uniform, posing with their fists raised in an apparent tribute to the Black Lives Matter Soros-funded anarchist group. Where there should be comradeship and institutional loyalty, these troublemakers have introduced rancor, division, and victimological whining. That’s not to... Read More
How about that dopey Pope? Having insinuated that that Donald Trump was “not a Christian” for wanting to protect the U.S. from illegal immigration with a wall—forgetting, incredibly, that the Vatican City statelet is itself protected by a wall—Pope Francis has just met on the eve of the New York State primary with Bernie Sanders,... Read More
My old National Review colleague Kevin Williamson [Email him] has been frightening the horses with a piece he posted at the National Review website the other day. It’s a subscription website; you have to pay a quarter to read the article. I gritted my teeth and paid. Kevin’s theme is white trash. They’re complaining, he... Read More
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There have been some later developments in the storm-in-an-academic-teacup over Williams College President Adam Falk [Email him] canceling a talk I was invited to give to the “Uncomfortable Learning” student group. The National Association of Scholars (of which I am a member) has been on the case. NAS is, to quote their mission statement, “a... Read More
Finally Youth Gets Transgressive!
Three years ago I wondered aloud in a TakiMag column why racism isn’t cool. What’s wrong with kids today? Don’t they want to vex their parents? Épater la bourgeoisie? Kick against the pricks? Be transgressive? Mildred: “Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?” Johnny: “Whadda you got?” Part of the fun of being young used... Read More
Putting together that last blog post, about UCLA disinviting Ben Shapiro, I was struck as always by the passions on display there among the Social Justice Warriors, as typified by Prof. Weide’s offer of physical violence. What is the fundamental nature of those passions? From which modules of the human mind do they emerge? There... Read More
"The National Question: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity In the 21st Century"
[As reported here last week, I was scheduled to speak to a student group at Williams College in Massachusetts on Monday, February 22nd. However, the President of Williams College, Adam Falk [Email him] , banned me from his campus on the grounds that I am a speaker of “hate speech.” For updates, check out the... Read More
Radio Derb is on the air–go here to play it, or download the MP3. Excerpt: In last week’s podcast I opined in reference to the Superbowl halftime show that, quote, “The nation’s appetite for anti-white propaganda seems … to be well-nigh bottomless,” end quote. Later in the same segment I confessed that what mainly got... Read More
Back in 2009, in one of my online diaries, I wrote about what I called “happy-in-obscurity” countries — nations, that is, that don’t generate much news, where nothing much happens, but where life is peaceful and modestly prosperous, and citizens have a good shot at ordinary, unsensational happiness. I cited New Zealand, Taiwan, and Finland... Read More
From the Superbowl to South Carolina, the appetite for anti-White propaganda seems to be well-nigh bottomless. Or at least Thunder-Thighed. Lead singer in this year’s Superbowl half-time show was Beyoncé. Formerly Beyoncé Knowles, which used to get my attention because my mother was aKnowles. I guess Beyoncé and I are related at some level—Hi, cousin!... Read More
’m going to bundle up three stories here, and hypothesize that perhaps they represent a trend: America is edging its way back to segregation—led by blacks. First story. Last week I mentioned the excellent website CampusReform.org,which does great work exposing the absurdities of Political Correctness in our colleges. Here’s another one from them, dated January... Read More
Just a few, as I try to catch up on the mail. Many, many emails about Finland, following my remarks about the vigilante group Soldiers of Odin over there. Who knew we had so many Finnish readers? I urge them all to purchase a copy of Alkulukujen Lumoissa. Why, I wondered, to the vigilantes call... Read More
A few days ago I received an email from Mike Berman, a good friend and Dissident Right supporter. I reproduce it here with Mike’s permission. The precise statement of that is in Chapter 13 of The Bell Curve: “It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with... Read More
Z! Haukeness’ White Privilege vs. Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance
You can now sign up for the 2016 White Privilege Conference, titled Re-Imagining Equity and Justice in the United States, to be held at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, Wednesday April 13th to Sunday April 17th. Save the date! (And don’t confuse it with the American Renaissance conference May 20-22 with speakers including (again)... Read More
I did not of course sit through the President’s State Of The Union address. The human frame can only bear so much. My entire concession to journalistic due diligence was to Ctrl-F through the transcript next day to see how many times Obama said “That’s Not Who We Are.” Answer: Incredibly, he didn’t say it... Read More
Brits Apologize on the Beaches, and on the Landing Grounds, and in the Fields…WHY?
“Ignorance is strength” said the Party slogan in Nineteen Eighty-Four. For sure, in the Western world of 2015, knowledge will get you into trouble. Whether or not ignorance is strength, in the Western world today, ignorance is definitely social acceptance. Do Americans of all people really not know—that nations with big racial minorities are arenas... Read More
As if Donald Trump wasn’t doing enough to make goodwhite liberals sputter and swoon, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia set off another spasm of PC outrage on Wednesday last week. The Supremes were hearing oral arguments inFisher v. University of Texas You’ll recall that Abigail Fisher, a white lady, sued the University of Texas, claiming... Read More
We Let Muslim Immigration Increase AND Let Pakistan Get The Bomb
Two Muslims shot up a Christmas Party for county employees in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday. But two of the key words there, “Muslim” and “Christmas,” were yielded up to us by the Main Stream Media hacks only with the utmost reluctance. And the husband, they assured us, was American-born! He might be Muslim, and... Read More
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A few days ago, I had the honor of sitting at a dinner gathering across the table from James Watson, the world’s greatest living geneticist, joint winner of theNobel Prize for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule. It was a private gathering so I’m not offering any specifics. But I can report that Dr.... Read More
The Missouri Madness, Free Screech at Yale, Google’s disappearing white veterans, EU ministers’ disappearing Europe—what do they teach us? To adapt the title of a column I wrote three years ago: that white people are wimps. (I used a different word in Takimag, which has a more louche atmosphere.) Perhaps that’s a bit unkind, not... Read More
If everyone moves, things will get crowded. Credit: VDare.com.
How will the mass invasions of European or European-founded nations by the wretched refuse of the Third World’s teeming shores work out? I see five scenarios: Scenario One: Absorption. All will be well. The migrants, in whatever numbers choose to come, will enrich and energize our tired, aging societies. They will take on our liberal... Read More
I'm a race realist. What does that mean? It means I don’t doubt that race is a real and important thing; more than that, it’sfundamental to biology. The foundational text of modern biology is Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, subtitle: “The Preservation of Favored Races in the... Read More
Fifteen years ago — fifteen blessed years, readers— I wrote a piece titled “The Whining Minority.” That was at the time of the Wen Ho Lee brouhaha, for those who remember it, and the minority I was writing about was Americans of Chinese descent. Permit me to quote myself from the yellowing parchment of September... Read More
Conservatism, Inc. columnist Kyle Smith [Email him] does a spirited takedown of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ hate-whitey bestseller over at Commentary magazine. Not only is the book selling by the boatload, but as it is very angry, very left-wing, very topical, and very short, it also seems certain to be ushered into the exclusive club where the... Read More
On Coulter, American Jews, and the Pandering GOP
A side story from Wednesday night’s GOP candidates’ debate—covered more thoroughly in the full Radio Derb to be posted today—was the fuss about Ann Coulter getting exasperated with all the candidates’ asseverations of solidarity with Israel and tweeting, “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” The beep that... Read More
Asian American Activists Choke On Noodles
There is among us a poet, a middle-aged white guy named Michael Derrick Hudson. Mr. Hudson wrote a poem, title: “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve.” That’s the title. I shall refer to it as “The Bees, etc.” The poem itself isn’t much longer than its title: 178 words, organized... Read More
This Will Get WAY Worse Before It Gets Better
The story about “migrants” in Europe (see last Saturday’s Oprahfication, Ethnomasochism, And The Preventable Death of Aylan Kurdi) has suffered a certain degree of Narrative collapse. More and more people have noticed that what the Main Stream Media still calls “refugees” are overwhelmingly healthy-looking young men in leisure sportswear and newish sneakers, carrying cellphones. [The... Read More
In last week’s Radio Derb (of which the full transcript will be archived tonight) I commented on the rather embarrassing—from the globalist-equalist Narrative point of view—preferences of Third Worlders. Commenter “Jeppo” at Those Who Can See puts a financial-services spin on this theme. Ironically, we risk everything that makes our societies attractive to the invaders... Read More
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John Derbyshire
About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.


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Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.
Once as a colonial project, now as a moral playground, the ancient continent remains the object of Great Power maneuvering